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Safeguard Your Business: The Importance of protecting your data.

Posted by Michael Goodwin on 26 July 2023
Safeguard Your Business: The Importance of protecting your data.

In the fast-paced world of technology, businesses heavily rely on their computers and digital data to operate efficiently. From essential documents to client information and financial records, data loss can be detrimental to any business, regardless of its size. Ensuring the safety of crucial data should be a top priority. In this blog post, we will explore the significance of backing up your data and present three reliable methods to safeguard your business data.

The Importance of Backing Up:

Data loss can occur due to various reasons, such as hardware failure, accidental deletions, malware attacks, or natural disasters. Without a proper backup strategy, a business is at risk of:

1. Loss of Productivity: When important data is lost, employees must spend valuable time recreating it, leading to a loss of productivity and potential missed deadlines.

2. Reputation Damage: Data loss may compromise sensitive customer information, leading to a breach of trust and damage to the company's reputation.

3. Financial Loss: Recovering lost data can be costly, especially when seeking specialized data recovery services.

The Dangers of Inadequate Backups:

Relying on cloud storage services like Dropbox and OneDrive alone is not sufficient for comprehensive data protection. While these services offer convenient storage and file synchronization, they are not a method of backup. They do not guarantee protection against data corruption, permanent deletions, or malware attacks that can spread across connected devices.

Three Effective Methods of Backing Up for Small to Medium-sized Businesses:

1. External Hard Drives: Investing in high-capacity external hard drives or solid-state drives (SSDs) is 1 way to create local backups. You can schedule regular backups to these devices, storing crucial data securely offline. Remember to keep the backup drives in a safe location away from the primary computer to prevent damage from accidents or theft.

2. Network-Attached Storage (NAS): For businesses with multiple computers, a NAS device provides a centralised backup location. NAS devices act as personal cloud storage, offering ample space to store and access files securely. Additionally, they often support RAID configurations for enhanced hardware redundancy.

3. Cloud-Based Backup Solutions: Opt for a reliable cloud-based backup service that is specifically designed for data protection. Unlike standard cloud storage, these services offer comprehensive backup features, including versioning, data encryption, and automated backups.

Loyal I.T. Solutions offers a state-of-the-art backup solution in conjunction with ShadowProtect backup software. Your data is backed up and sent to the secure Loyal I.T. Solutions data centre located on the NSW Central Coast. All of your data remains on equipment purchased and owned by your company. The data in encrypted end to end and is password protected.  At no time does your data get stored on shared equipment. As we are on the Central Coast, if you have a disaster at your business, Loyal I.T. Solutions can physically bring your data to you, no need wait for it to be downloaded from the internet. Your data is checked daily for recoverability and if there are any failures in the backup, the maintenance is all covered under the low monthly fee.

Where to find more information

To find out more about backups or the right type of backup for you, please contact Loyal I.T. Solutions at 02 4337 0700 or reception@loyalit.com.au.

Michael GoodwinAuthor:Michael Goodwin
About: Michael Goodwin began his career in Information Technology in 1992 and he brings a wealth of experience to his is current venture - Loyal I.T. Solutions. Based on the NSW Central Coast, Loyal IT Solutions services businesses large and small from Sydney to Newcastle.
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